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Digital Business Master Class (Spring 2020)

Digital Business Master Class (6 ECTS) is a challenge-based graduate-level course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. During the course, students work in international teams to plan digital solutions for real cases from Konecranes and Finavia.
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Study Digital Business in an Intensive Course

Digital Business Master Class (47E00100) is an interactive and fast-paced graduate-level course (6 ECTS) focusing on digital technologies as tools for building businesses. During the Master Class, students learn how companies transform their processes and systems by implementing digital technologies. 

Challenge-based learning is an integral part of the course, as the students work on company projects in international and multidisciplinary teams. The projects are done in collaboration with Konecranes and Finavia.

Course participants come from Aalto University and the School of Business's top partner schools abroad, which gives students a great opportunity to build their professional networks and improve their cross-cultural communication skills. 

The course program includes two virtual work weeks and two weeks of lectures and project work at the Otaniemi campus.

February 10-14: Orientation to the project (virtual)

  • Individual research for the project

March 9-20: On-site lecture weeks (Otaniemi)

  • See schedule below. Lecture information also in Oodi.

April 6-10: Post-work week (virtual)

  • Individual tasks, reflection

    Course Schedule

    Monday 9.3.

    9-10 Welcome to Finland
    10-12 Orientation to Project Work
    18- Afterwork event

    Tuesday 10.3.

    9-12 Creating Digital Value
    14-16 Visit to project company 

    Wednesday 11.3.

    9-12 Design Methods in Business
    13-14.30 Diversity in the Technology Industry

    Thursday 12.3.

    9-12 Platform Business Models
    13-15 Project coaching sessions

    Friday 13.3.

    9-12 Gallery Walk: Pitching project solutions
    12- Weekend: time to explore!

    Monday 16.3.

    9-12 Data-Driven Marketing
    13.30-16 Tour of Historical Helsinki 

    Tuesday 17.3.

    9-12 Data-Intensive Business

    Wednesday 18.3.

    9-12 AI Business Solutions
    14-16 Company excursion (to be confirmed)

    Thursday 19.3.

    9-12 Leadership in the Digital Age

    Friday 20.3.

    9-12 Final Project Presentations
    19- Farewell Dinner

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    Digital Business Master Class

    Digital Business Master Class is a challenge-based course with a focus on digital technologies as tools for building businesses.

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    Digital Business Master Class: Application and Course Fees

    Application guidelines and information about course fees at the Digital Business Master Class intensive course.

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    Digital Business Master Class offers a unique learning experience

    Digital Business Master Class (DBMC) is an immersive, intense, and interactive two-week course for international graduate students from Aalto partner universities.

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